U-Boot Redundant Environment Issues BeagleBoneBlack (u-boot tools)

Hi all,

I am trying to build U-Boot 2019.7 for my BeagleBoneBlack so that it utilizes the HW partition on the eMMC (/dev/mmcblk1boot1) for it’s environment and also set up a redundant environment so that I can have power cut safe updates. I have the following configured:CONFIG_ENV_IS_IN_EMMC=y


With CONFIG_ENV_SIZE being 128k (0x20000), my fw_env.config looks like this:

Block device example

/dev/mmcblk1boot1 0x00000 0x20000
/dev/mmcblk1boot1 0x20000 0x20000

This works fine when compiling and what not. I can “saveenv” in u-boot and do a hexdump on the hw partition and see that my variables were stored between 0x0 and 0x20000.

However, as a user, when I use “fw_setenv x 1”, the command then re-writes my enviornment starting at 0x20000 (the second line of my fw_env.config) along with my new variable x . When rebooting and going back into u-boot, it does not see x=1 after a “printenv x” because it is loading the first environment at 0x0.

Basically, on boot, u-boot is using a different environment as the one that libubootenv is printing and setting.

Why is this the case? Does that still make my system safe for power-cut updates?